World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Key words:

monitoring and observations, regional assessments, water availability evaluations


Support WMO Members to enhance monitoring capabilities to assess what the current water availability is and to estimate future needs availability relations by means of operationalizing the Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS)


Name of Focal Point

Sulagna Mishra

Email of Focal Point




Activity Outcomes

1) Finalize HydroSOS pilot phase 2) Deliver regional HydroSOS implementation plans and exemplary HydroSOS clusters 3) Present a prototype state of the worlds water resources report

Estimated Activity Milestones

Present the first regional operational HydroSOS in 2021

Current Partners

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Desired Key Capabilities of New Partners

Modelling, Monitoring, Funding, Stakeholder networks, Forecasting
Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer

Matthias Berninger

Matthias Berninger (born 1971) is a former German politician and member of The Greens from 1993 until 2007.
From 2001 to 2005, Berninger served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection under minister Renate Künast in the second cabinet of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. After leaving the government, he was his parliamentary group’s spokesperson on economic policy from 2005 until 2007.
Since 2019, Berninger has been serving as head of public and government affairs at Bayer.